Best Time to Visit Tenerife

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On this page, you will find information about the climate and the best time to visit Tenerife. We created climate tables and charts for the location of Santa Cruz de Tenerife. These contain details about temperatures, precipitation and more.

Furthermore, we analyzed all climate data and provide a recommendation about which months are best to visit Tenerife for your holiday.

Climate Overview

Thermometer Symbol 15 °C to 29 °C
Waves Symbol 18 °C to 23 °C
Rainy Cloud Symbol 02.05 in (0 – 6 Days of Rain)
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Geographical location

Tenerife is the largest island of the Canary Islands and lies in the Atlantic Ocean. The volcanic island is home to about 910,000 inhabitants, the capital is Santa Cruz de Tenerife in the northeast of the island.

The official language is Spanish, the official currency is the Euro. Tenerife has an area of over 1200 square miles and is divided into three regions.

The metropolitan region around the capital Santa Cruz is the economic centre of the island, with a large harbour and the old town of La Laguna, which has been declared a World Heritage Site.

The south of the island is the most important region for tourism, Los Christanos and Playa de las Américas are the tourist centres here.

Climate in Tenerife

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License Information available under 'Proof of Image Sources' The climate on Tenerife is very pleasant all year round, not without reason one speaks of the “island of eternal spring”. However, there are regional differences due to the influence of the northeastern trade wind. In the north of Tenerife lies the coast facing the wind, while the south lies in the wind-protected area.

It is therefore not a rare phenomenon that the sun shines on one side of the island while the other half is shrouded in clouds. In general, however, Tenerife is considered to be extremely sunny, dry and pleasant with an oceanic-tropical climate.

In summer it is warm with daytime temperatures between 26 °C to 29 °C, even in winter the 20 °C mark is usually exceeded during the day. At night temperatures oscillate between 16 °C to 21 °C during the year. From the beginning of June to mid-December, the Atlantic has a pleasant annual water temperature of 20 °C to 23 °C (September).

Best Time to Visit Tenerife: Overview

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When to visit Tenerife?


Tenerife is a true year-round destination and, together with the other Canary Islands, is also a popular refuge for sun-seekers in winter. It is dry all year round, most rain falls between December and February, but even these months with a maximum rainfall of 1.46 in are by no means considered rainy in the capital, for example.

However, we recommend the summer months as the best time to travel on Tenerife. The season starts around the end of April, and the travel season from the beginning of June to the end of October is particularly ideal. The warmest month of travel is August, the most hours of sunshine in Tenerife are statistically seen in July.

Climate Chart Tenerife

Santa Cruz de Tenerife

Climate Chart Santa Cruz de Tenerife
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Source of Data: German Weather Service (Offenbach) and Wikipedia

Climate Table Tenerife

In the following, you will find the climate table for Tenerife, containing information about Temperatures, Precipitation, Water Temperatures, and Hours of Sunshine.

Temperatures, Precipitation, Sunshine

JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Day Temperature21°21°22°22°24°26°29°29°28°26°24°22°
Night Temperature15°15°16°16°17°19°21°21°21°20°18°16°
Water Temperature19°18°18°18°20°20°21°22°23°23°21°20°
Precipitation (inch)1.461.340.940.630.160.0400.040.350.711.52.05
Rainy days555310001356
Hours of Sunshine677891011108766
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Temperatures
The annual average temperature is 21.1 °C.

For comparison: London 11 °C, NYC 12 °C, LA 17.9 °C

Warmest month: August (25.1 °C)
Coldest month: January (17.9 °C)

The maximum water temperature is 23 °C. You can take a bath at these temperatures.

Months with water temperature of at least 17 °C (Limited bathing is possible):
all months

Months with water temperature of at least 21 °C (adequate for beach vacation):
July, August, September, October, and November

Precipitation
Overall annual precipitation: 9.21 inch on 34 rainy days

For comparison: London 24.06 in, NYC 41.57 in, LA 12.01 in

There is no rainy season (months with more than 6.9 in of precipitation).

You cannot expect snow in any month.

Sunshine
As our climate table shows, July is the sunniest month with an average of 10.8 hours of sunshine per day. Over the year, there are 7.8 hours of sunshine per day on average. For comparison: London has 4.1, NYC has 7 and LA has 8.9 hours of sunshine per day on average.

Highlights and Attractions


The old town of La Laguna has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is the cultural highlight of the island. Tenerife is not only known for its beautiful beaches, but also for its impressive hinterland. Hiking tours along the crater Las Canadas or through the Anaga Mountains are highly recommended. Here you can enjoy a wonderful panoramic view.

The port of the capital Santa Cruz is a meeting point for every Tenerife traveller. Here one finds beautiful shopping possibilities and nice restaurants. Other highlights of the island are the famous Loro Parque, the Teide National Park around the volcano of the same name and the breathtaking Masca Gorge. Families with children love Siam Park, which calls itself “Europe’s largest water park”.

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Current Weather and Forecast

Current Weather in Santa Cruz de Tenerife
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Clouds: 20 %       Wind: 11 mph W
Air Pressure: 1020 hPa       Humidity: 100 %
Last updated: 24th Jun 2019, 11:22 pm
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Canary Islands: Regions

Tenerife is part of the holiday destination Canary Islands. We analyzed the climate for additional regions, in order to provide you with information about the best time to visit and the expected holiday weather:

Tenerife: Experiences of our Visitors

There are 39 reviews for Tenerife holiday already. Average rating is 4.4 of 5 stars.
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    Carolin, 22 years old was there in February

    The weather was pleasantly warm, especially when you escaped from the -15°C cold Germany. Just the right weather for hiking, just a bit cold for swimming.

    Weather Rating: 4 stars – Good

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    Norbert, 56 years old was there in December

    We had 12 days off and the weather was mixed. Once sun then again very cloudy.

    Weather Rating: 4 stars – Good

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    Ramona, 49 years old was there in November

    Were there in November, super nice climate, only in summer things, again and again during the season, only recommended if you want to escape the grey in Germany.??????

    Weather Rating: 5 stars – Excellent

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    Ingrid, 66 years old was there in December

    Three weeks Costa Los Gigantes, a dream the weather. Cloudy until 10.30 a.m., then full sun until 6.30 p.m. Feeling 30 degrees on the sunbed during the day. From sunset it became cool with jacket and long trousers on tour. This weather is only good, no circulatory problems.

    Weather Rating: 5 stars – Excellent

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    Didi, 69 years old was there in February

    Early February 17-20 degrees and sunny on the Costa Adeje. Ideal for relaxing and sunbathing

    Weather Rating: 4 stars – Good

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    Nicole, 46 years old was there in January

    Was pleasantly warm, about 21 degrees .flip flops and T Shirt (wonderful) .in the south of Tenerife at the Costa Adeje.:)

    Weather Rating: 4 stars – Good

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    Christine, 63 years old was there in November

    In the mountains the weather was a bit changeable, but in the valley and at the sea it was very good.

    Weather Rating: 4 stars – Good

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    Ute Varchmin, 55 years old was there in October

    Sunshine around 30 degrees, only one day rainy weather, but in the highlands partly quite foggy

    Weather Rating: 5 stars – Excellent

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    Susanne , 51 years old was there in December

    Were in Puerta de la cruz weather very good not too warm not too cold daytime dry and in the evening a little rain super holiday

    Weather Rating: 3 stars – Mixed

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    Stanislaw, 69 years old was there in September

    The climate in mid-September was a bit humid (70-75 humidity), but otherwise very warm.

    Weather Rating: 5 stars – Excellent

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    Mario, 54 years old was there in September

    Excellent, during the day between 26 and 29 degrees exactly right for bathing, and at night around 20 to 22 degrees, also excursions into the volcanic mountains were good, there it was usually a few degrees less. So I always went on tour dressed in summer.

    Weather Rating: 5 stars – Excellent

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    Dorothee, 50 years old was there in September

    It wasn’t too hot, there was always a slight breeze. Sun and clouds alternated, great for circulation, not humid, 26/28 degrees, mid-September

    Weather Rating: 5 stars – Excellent

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